Islamabad: 23 January 2022: Lahore High Court's Justice Ayesha A. Malik was notified as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan , officially becoming Pakistan's first-ever woman judge to be green lighted to sit on the apex court.
According to a notification issued by the law ministry, her appointment has been approved by President Arif Alvi and will come into effect as soon as she takes oath of office.
Malik (born 3 June 1966) has been a Judge of the Lahore High Court in Pakistan since 27 March 2012. On January 06, 2022, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan approved her to become the first ever female judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Even the latest JCP meeting held on January 6 hotly contested the issue before finally granting approval of Malik's nomination by a marginal difference of five members supporting Malik while four opposing her nomination.
Justice Malik was appointed as a judge of the Lahore High Court in March 2012. She will now work as a Supreme Court judge until her superannuation in June 2031. She would be in the line to become the chief justice also in January 2030 on the basis of her seniority.